Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, February 25, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Weekly Top 10:

#1  Free Dr. Seuss Celebration Saturday at Brainerd Complex
Join Brainerd Staff as they celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday. Face painting, food, arts and crafts, movies, and book reading. There will be special appearance by Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Free, 12-4 p.m.  

#2  St. Elmo Stain Day on Saturday 
Chattanooga Park Stewards and volunteers are back at it again at St. Elmo Park, this time to stain the playground and give new life back to the playground off St. Elmo Ave. Everyone is welcome to join in Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., including kids.  Participants will need gloves, the rest will be provided.  For more information call 580-9489.  Become a park steward.  No time commitment, just communication. Once a month there will be clean up days at various parks. Click here for more. 

#3  Third Grade Challenge Reading Parties 
Join staff from Education Arts and Culture this week for the Third Grade Challenge as they host reading parties for youth at: 
East Lake Community Center: Wednesday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Glenwood Community Center: Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Westside Community Center: Friday 4-5 p.m.
Brainerd Community Center: Saturday 12-4 p.m.
All free, featuring special guest and speakers. Call 425-7826   

#4  Free Line Dancing Classes
Free line dancing classes at Shepherd Center Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Like the others, dance to today's hits and lose weight in a fun way. No registration, just show up. Call 855-2697 for more info.

#5  Teen Girls Cooking Class at Tyner Community Center Friday 
Learn to cook and eat healthy. Teen girls are invited to join Monique Friday at 5 p.m. to learn a few recipes and eat a bit too.  All food and equipment provided, just show up. Call 855-2664 for more information. If boys are interested, let Monique know.  

#6 Learn to Pickleball or Table Tennis at Wyatt Community Center in North Chattanooga 
Learn to play Pickleball or table tennis at Wyatt Community Center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon.  If you prefer table, tennis, join the staff and learn how to play Tuesday evenings 5-7 p.m. Call Kelly at 757-5443. 

#7 Citywide Easter Egg Hunt, Thursday, March 28
Free at Warner Park with 25,000 eggs. Face painting, food and games, bounce house, music and fun.  Begins at 6 p.m. Just show up, free.   

#8 Rescue Prom March 23 at Hixson Community Center - Free Dresses  
Rescue Prom will join Hixson Community Center for this huge one day event offering thousands of free prom dresses, accessories, fittings and more. The entire gym floor will be filled. Teens are welcome from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 5400 School Dr. in Hixson. For more information, call Crystal at 298-4246. 

#9  Summer Kidz Kamp Registration 
Click here for flyer, applications and a list of Community Centers. Please print all forms and return them to the Community Center the child will participate in. Scholarship applications also available online, but please read requirements carefully. Call 643-6052 for more. 

#10  Adult Softball and Kickball Signups Continue 
Got a team, want to join a team. Softball played at the Summit of Softball and kickball played at Warner Park. Complete season with tournament and trophies. All levels of men's, women's, co-ed, church, etc. encouraged to play. Call Richard at 643-6055. Click here for a link to register.


Lane Closures For Projects Start Saturday

ML King Boulevard will be closed for eastbound traffic between Market Street and Broad Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  This building maintenance project is scheduled for 10 hours, and the roadway will reopen at 6:30 p.m. that day.  Detours will be posted.  The 200 block of Market Street will be narrowed to one lane northbound for installation of a ... (click for more)

Wearables Is The July Exhibit At River Gallery

The Wearables exhibit featuring Jenny Threads by Jen Swearington, jewelry by Mary Lynn Portera and jewelry by Katie Rogers will be at River Gallery July 1-31.   There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 9, from 5-7 p.m. with the artists.   River Gallery is at 400 E. Second St.  Review for the exhibit:  River Gallery's ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Highway 58 BBQ

A fire destroyed a barbeque restaurant on Highway 58 on Friday afternoon.   Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to the Highway 58 BBQ around 6 p.m. The business is located at 4921 Highway 58. Though the business was housed in a small building, the flames and smoke could be seen from a long distance away.  Captain Teri Rose with Quint 6 said the ... (click for more)

2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tipping The Preacher

I got an unusual telephone call the other day from someone I love who asked my help in solving one of life’s delicate mysteries. It is a tough question: “How do you tip a preacher?” In the first place, you never tip a preacher. It’s the preacher who gives out the tips, helping to keep you on the straight-and-narrow in your quest to waltz through the Pearly Gates. But there are ... (click for more)